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I'm attempting to connect an Xbox 360 console to a Linksys WRT54GL router (wirelessly), using a TP-Link TL-WA500G wireless access point. I've had this working in the past, but I didn't make a note of the configuration unfortunately. The Internet connection is connected to the router.

The device hasn't been used for several months. During this time, I installed Tomato firmware onto the WRT54GL router, however I have since completely restored the router to factory defaults, by reinstalling the default firmware and performing a hard reset.

Having reset the device, I was surprised to see that the Tomato favicon is still displayed when accessing the router's admin webapp. I can't remember what the default favicon looks like, but I'm guessing it's not a tomato! If anyone could shed some light about this, I'd be grateful.

But more importantly, what am I missing here? I've tried disabling wireless security on both the router and access point. Am I right in using the same SSID on both devices?

If the device can be used to connect an Xbox to the Internet, then presumably it can be used to connect a PC to the Internet. Is this correct, and if so, what mode should the access point be set to? Client? I access point is unable to connect to the Internet when connected to PC in client mode.

The Xbox' network diagnostic tool says: Network Connected, Internet: Not Connected, Xbox LIVE: Not Connected. I've no idea how to troubleshoot this problem further. Any help would be very much appreciated.

The configuration of each device is listed below:

Linksys WRT54GL configuration:

Firmware Version:                   4.30.15 build 2, Dec. 8, 2010
Hardware Version:                   1.1
Language:                           English
Internet Connection Type:           Automatic Configuration DHCP
Router Name:                        WRT54GL
MTU:                                Auto
Local IP Address:                   192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask:                        255.255.255.0
DHCP Server:                        Enable
Starting IP Address:                192.168.1.100
Maximum Number of DHCP Users:       50
IP Address Range:                   192.168.1.100 to 49
Client Lease Time:                  0 minutes (0 means one day)
Static DNS 1:                       0.0.0.0
Static DNS 2:                       0.0.0.0
Static DNS 3:                       0.0.0.0
WINS:                               0.0.0.0
Time Zone:                          (GMT) England
Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes: Enable
DDNS Service:                       Disable
MAC Address Clone:                  Disable
Operating Mode:                     Gateway
Wireless Network Mode:              Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID):       viper
Wireless Channel:                   6 - 2.437 GHz
Security Mode:                      WPA2 Personal
WPA Algorithms:                     TKIP+AES
WPA Shared Key:                     mypsk
Group Key Renewal:                  3600 seconds
Wireless MAC Filter:                Disable
Authentication Type:                Auto
Basic Rate:                         Default
Transmission Rate:                  Auto
CTS Protection Mode:                Disable
Frame Burst:                        Disable
Beacon Interval:                    100  
DTIM Interval:                      1
Fragmentation Threshold:            2346
RTS Threshold:                      2347
AP Isolation:                       Off
SecureEasySetup:                    Enable
Firewall Protection:                Enable
Block Anonymous Internet Requests:  Enable
Filter Multicast:                   Enable
Filter Internet NAT Redirection:    Disable
Filter IDENT (Port 113):            Enable
IPSec Passthrough:                  Enable
PPTP Passthrough:                   Enable
L2TP Passthrough:                   Enable
Internet Access Policy:             Disable
Single Port Forward, Port Range Forward, Port Triggering, DMZ, QoS: Disable
Local Router Access:                mypasswd
Access Server:                      HTTP and HTTPS
Wireless Access Web:                Enable
Remote Management:                  Disable
UPnP:                               Enable
Allow Users to Configure:           Enable
Allow Users to Disable Internet Access: Disable
Log:                                Disable

TP-Link TL-WA500G configuration:

Firmware Version:                   4.2.3 Build 090707 Rel.37067n
Hardware Version:                   WA500G v1 0815311C
LAN Type:                           Static IP
IP Address:                         192.168.1.106
Subnet Mask:                        255.255.255.0
Gateway:                            192.168.1.1 (Linksys WRT54GL router)
SSID:                               viper
Region:                             United Kingdom
Channel:                            6
Mode:                               54Mbps (802.11g)
Operating Mode:                     Client
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK:                   Enable
Version:                            Auto
Encryption:                         Auto
PSK Passphrase:                     mypsk
Group Key Update Period:            3600 seconds
Wireless MAC Address Filtering:     Disable
Current Connected Wireless Stations numbers: 2
Wireless Statistics:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ID  MAC Address     Current Status  Received Packets    Sent Packets
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1   TL-WA500G_MAC   WPA2-PSK        265                 79
2   WRT54GL         AP-UP           265                 36
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
DHCP Server:                        Disable
Start IP Address:                   192.168.1.100
End IP Address:                     192.168.1.199
Address Lease Time:                 120 minutes
Default Gateway:                    0.0.0.0 (optional)
Default Domain:                     (optional)
Primary DNS:                        0.0.0.0 (optional)
Secondary DNS:                      0.0.0.0 (optional) 
Enable WMM:                         Disable
Enable AP Isolation:                Disable
Disable short preamble:             Disable
RTS Threshold:                      2346
Fragmentation Threshold:            2346
Beacon Interval:                    100
Power:                              Max


Xbox 360 configuration:

IP Address:                         192.168.1.104
Subnet Mask:                        255.255.255.0
Gateway:                            192.168.1.106 (TL-WA500G access point)
DNS 1:                              194.168.4.100
DNS 2:                              194.168.8.100
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For what it's worth, I managed to get this working and documented how to connect Xbox 360 to Linksys WRT54GL using TP-Link TL-WA500G with WPA2-PSK security. This may be of use to others.

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